Kyoto University

Associate Professors and Assistant Professors

The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto University Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers
Global Type

The Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers was launched by Kyoto University in 2009. Through the program, the University employs promising young researchers from around the world as program-specific faculty members, providing support for their research activities with aim of cultivating visionary researchers who will pioneer new paths in their respective fields. This Call for Applications is for the Global Type of appointment. Detailed information of the Tenure-track Type will be announced on the website of the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research at a later date.

1.Research Field
Research projects in all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are welcome.

Researchers with a doctoral degree (or equivalent research abilities) are eligible. All nationalities are welcome.
Those who have previously been employed as “Hakubi researcher” through the Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers are not eligible. It is not possible to apply for both the Global Type and Tenure-track Type appointments of Kyoto University in the same Japanese academic year.

3.Employment Appointment
Around 10 applicants will be appointed.

4.Employment Conditions
- Selected applicants will be appointed as full-time program-specific faculty members (associate professors or assistant professors on limited-term contracts with an annual salary) in compliance with the university’s Rules of Employment for Fixed-Term Program-Specific Faculty Members. Salaries will be determined in accordance with the employment regulations of Kyoto University.
- In principle, the term of appointment will begin on October 1, 2020. However, the date can be adjusted to meet the requirements of individual researchers.
- In principle, the employment term will be 5 years. There can be no renewal of the appointment. However, it is possible in consultation with the Hakubi researchers’ host institution and host professor, to add a period of childcare leave (for up to 1 year) to the original duration of their term, provided the childcare leave is taken after their employment has commenced and they wish to add the period of leave to the original duration of their term.
- The university will provide each researcher with an annual research fund of approximately 1 to 4 million yen. The amount awarded to each individual will depend on factors such as their research plans, etc.

5.How to Apply / Deadline
Please visit our website ( ),
and submit your proposal form by uploading the proposal document converted to PDF via your account.

6.Contact Information
The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University
E-mail : hakubi* (Please replace “*” with “@”.)

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